Health and Social Care Integration

  • The King’s Fund Learning from Chief Officers in Scotland

    22nd June 2018 by

    A year after the establishment of integration authorities the Scottish Government and the integration authorities’ Chief Officers invited The King’s Fund to work with them on embedding and developing their roles. We are pleased to say that the King’s Fund has now published it’s report Leading across Health and Social Care in Scotland – Learning from Chief Officers…

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  • Register Now for the NHS Event 2018

    23rd April 2018 by

    Registration is now live for the NHSScotland Event 2018, which is being held on 18 and 19 June at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC), Glasgow. The theme of this year’s Event is ‘Delivering Now. Improving for the Future’. Every year, the Event provides the opportunity for those working in and with the NHS in Scotland…

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  • Health & Social Care – The Occupational Therapy Contribution

    28th November 2017 by

    On the 1st November I joined around 90 Occupational Therapists and Managers in Dunblane to hear about the contribution they are making to the National Health and Wellbeing outcomes in relation to Health and Social Care Integration. Participants shared their experiences and progress within their own Partnerships and heard about approaches and models being used…

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  • New housing development supporting people with complex needs in Midlothian

    31st August 2017 by

    Last Friday myself and a colleague from Autism policy visited Teviot Court, a new purpose built specialist services for people with Autism, learning disabilities and complex support needs in Penicuik, Midlothian. The service has been built by Midlothian Council on the site of an old community centre. It will provide specialist 24 hour support, based on individual assessed needs, and…

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  • Communications Focus on Dumfries and Galloway

    25th September 2015 by

    “I welcome change, as long as nothing is altered or different.” Down here at Dumfries and Galloway, the feeling of change is ever present. Work has began to change the way we deliver health and social care services as we know them. I think it is fair to say that change can trigger a whole…

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  • Social Work: A Recipe for the Future

    24th September 2015 by

    As the professional leadership body for social work, Social Work Scotland has a clear role in supporting the profession as we move into integrated arrangements. Our approach to this has changed as we have become more attuned to what works and what people need. Supported by Scottish Government funding, we have developed a number of…

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  • Director of Care and Learning’s Spotlight: Bill Alexander, Highland

    24th September 2015 by

    For the first two years, people kept asking me, ‘how’s it going?’ I used to say, ‘well; we’re doing it, and it seems OK’. Now, it’s just the norm, it’s the day job. Apart from the governance meetings and the associated bureaucracy (much less than there used to be in the old world) you would…

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  • Creating a Healthier Scotland: Conversation Update

    22nd September 2015 by

    The National Conversation on health and social care is now well underway with fresh content and active social media channels. A number of great events have taken place already with many more on the way. A reminder of what the conversation is: From August 2015 to April 2016 the Scottish Government is holding a national conversation…

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  • Health and Social Care Partners Group Formed

    22nd September 2015 by

    The new Health and Social Care Partners Group replaces the successfully concluded Integration Implementation Group and the Health and Social Community Care Delivery Group. Membership of the new group brings together that of the two successfully concluded groups, including representatives of the health and social care professions, Clinicians, GPs, carers and service users and senior…

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  • Self Management: Putting People in the Driving Seat of Integration

    16th September 2015 by

    My final year at University was hard enough with exams, dissertations and impending career choices filling my thoughts and driving my actions. When I was diagnosed with diabetes in 1993, I had no understanding at all of ‘self management’, everything about my diabetes was new to me. It was never discussed, and I certainly never…

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